Barbara Vlack

Author / Quiltmaking Teacher / Designer


Class Title

Beginning Survey Course for Electric Quilt 7


In this EQ7 introduction, learn to use the block library, set blocks into quilt layouts, add borders, color blocks on the quilt, and print patterns. This is a computer hands-on class. Students must be familiar with using their own laptops. There will be no instruction or tech support for the use of laptops/computers.

Supply List

  • Laptop computer with EQ7 installed and activated prior to coming to class.

    * ALTERNATIVE 1: For students who do not yet own EQ7, with prior arrangement with the instructor (via email), the instructor will provide a copy of the program with a limited time use license to load into the student’s personal laptop. Loading of the program must take place prior to the beginning of the class period so class time is not interrupted.
    * ALTERNATIVE 2: For classes in a computer lab, with prior arrangement with the instructor, the instructor will provide a copy of the program with a limited time use license to load into the computers in the lab.
  • Power supply for the laptop
  • External mouse that is compatible with the laptop
  • Mouse pad
  • Spare battery if mouse is wireless
  • Note-taking materials
  • EQ7 User manual
  • A picture of a traditional quilt you would like to draw in EQ7

Student Level

Open to EQ7 owners with little or no prior EQ7 knowledge or experience. Also open to those who would like to try EQ7 before purchasing.

Class Length

6 hours plus lunch break

Class Size

24, as long as there is adequate table space for each student and laptop plus note-taking materials.

Teacher Will Provide

  • LCD projector if venue does not have one
  • Handouts to support instruction
  • Personal laptop to use for demonstrations

Classroom Requirements

  • Projection screen or unbroken surface with little or no texture, size appropriate for classroom
  • Lavaliere microphone if classroom is large
  • Electricity: The classroom must have enough outlets to connect 25 computers (including the instructor’s) and one LCD projector without worry of power fluctuations.
  • Tables for students with adequate space for setting up laptop and note-taking materials
  • Display table for teacher